As South African schools reopen fully after two years of Covid-19 disruptions, the DA says the department of basic education should empower teachers to make up for lost schooling time. DA shadow basic education minister Baxolile Nodada said “there needs to be a school monitoring evaluation committee or commissions to monitor quality teaching so you have outcomes. We don’t want to end up with a generation that will form part of the stats of youth unemployment”. While DA leader John Steenhuisen said the provision of high quality education is imperative in tackling poverty and societal inequalities, insisting that “people accessing child support grants should have to produce proof that [their] children are enrolled at school”.